Knock Before You Enter by DA Bale

Knock Before You Enter by D.A. Bale

Knock Before You Enter is the third book in the Bartender Babe Chronicles. It follows Vicki as she heads off to Louisiana to spend a week on vacation with her best friend Janine at Janine’s grandmother’s estate. Too bad Janine’s brother, George, is also there. That character is such a creep. Vicki has not been to the De’Laruse estate in years and much has changed. Addie the De’Laruse matriarch has had some significant changes. She has become almost nice and is starting to show signs of emotional vulnerability. Not the Addie that Vicki remembers but she is along for the Read More

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love is the second book in the A One Taste Novel series. The characters of Ben and Rina were introduced in the first novel of this series. With that said you could read this as a stand-alone book but I feel that you would get more from the story if you read the books in order. Ben is a sweet character and has been in love with Rina since the first moment he saw her. He was a bit shy and intimidated by Rina in the beginning but his heart yearned for her. Rina’s character very much Read More

One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

Hilarious, romantic and with a bit of suspense! The opening scene of this book had me laughing out loud! I felt awful for the main character as she had her self-esteem kicked around and after meeting up with Zeke she had round two of an esteem bashing. Zeke is a bit of a fool. I can’t blame him for his choices because Zoe made things really easy on him to draw misassumptions. There is insta-love in this story but trust me that initially it is one-sided. There is a great comedic flow throughout this story. Zeke’s focus on bringing Zoe Read More

The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

I wanted to read this book because it seemed to be a light-hearted legal fiction with an element of romance. It was everything I anticipated and more. I found the entire story to be an entertaining, humorous, and a charming read! This story follows Sophia Grant an attorney who deals mainly with corporate clientele. When her best friend Michael is accused of leaking trade secrets he asks Sophia is she would represent him. Torn because his situation was not in her area of experience she reluctantly takes him on as a client. Once she makes the choice to be his Read More

Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew

Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew

When you read this story, you need to keep in mind is that it is written in British English and it is heavy in slang. This story follows around three main characters who share a bond of friendship. The main thread running through this story is that they are all looking for love and in the case of this book, it is in all the wrong places. The real draw for me during this read was the unfailing friendship between these women. I am all for realism when I am reading a story. I appreciate it when an author writes Read More

Protecting You by Amanda Siegrist

Protecting You by Amanda Siegrist

Charming, touching and tragic! What a great story this is. I flew through this book in no time. All the characters were unique and developed. The pacing was good from scene to scene. I loved the romance aspect. There were some sexy times but they were not the focus in this story. There are some transitions from present to past and they are well done. They really help to incorporate Jimmy’s character and build the story line.  The main plot is essentially about healing after tragedy strikes and opening ourselves to love in unexpected places. I just loved the main Read More

Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie

Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie

Entertaining, romantic and an emotional delight. I wanted to read this book because the idea of a literary author and an inexperience romance author coming together sounded like a train wreck in the making and I was curious to see how the author would make this work. Turns out that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. Ms. Gillespie did a fantastic job of bringing these two worlds together. Laurie Lee is an independent author who is also attending school to become a nail technician. Her motivation for writing comes from her love of watching romantic comedies on television and reading of Read More

Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Infamous by Lori Sizemore

Believable, charismatic and entertaining! This storyline is not one you would run across that often and I love that. It is written as realistically as I can imagine. After all I am not familiar with the lifestyles of the rich and famous 🙂 but I could see that this is how it might go down. This story is told from the alternating viewpoints of Justine and Sawyer. I love, love, love reading from the viewpoint of the protagonists. Both of them were thrown into a situation that was beyond confusing for them. They had very little control in their respective situations Read More

The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran

Charming, heartbreaking and yet utterly lovely! This was an endearing novel with elements of friendship, humor, darkness, danger, heartbreak, love and healing. The author was able to tie many subplots together in such a smooth way that it made for a realistic story that had me all misty-eyed by the end. Faith Harp’s character, hmmmm, ok I liked her character and understood the choices she made and why but at the same time I felt like saying “really??” She very clearly understood where she stood emotionally with Perry from the beginning but she kept trying? Yeah, not the biggest fan Read More

Hart Broken by Annie Arcane

Hart Broken by Annie Arcane

This book received five stars from me, which I do not give out all that often. In order for a book to get a five star from me it has to stay with me. Once I close the book do I continue to ponder it or do I just move on, that is what separates a four star from a five star. This book did that for me. From the moment I picked it up I was sucked in and did not want to put it down and when I did have to put it down I thought about the Read More

Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

This is my first time reading a novel from Catherine Bybee and I am wondering what rock I have been living under?? I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! The story is entertaining, light-hearted, and comical but it also held a dark twist to it that although predictable added just the right amount of edge to keep this story from going into the “mega eye roll” territory. “Analyzing people and recognizing what motivated them to do the things they did-or in this case, not do the things they should-was her job. Keeping her analysis to herself was close to impossible. Dakota Read More

The Mermaids Secret by Katie Schickel. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

The Mermaid’s Secret by Katie Schickel

Another one of the novels to hit my Terrific Tuesday’s posting was The Mermaid’s Secret by Katie Schickel. This book came on my radar because I have a weakness for stories about mermaids and mermen. What makes that weakness hilarious is that I do not go into oceans, no day dreaming while on a ship for me. Nonetheless I have a fascination and literature always provides for me, ha ha, it’s my dealer. 🙂 Today, I’m twenty-three and getting older every day. Kay will be twenty-three forever. From this day forward, I will be older than my older sister. From here Read More